Sun October 31, 2021 Upper Arlington, OH 43221 US Directions
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Race For Hope was founded in 2004 when Carleen Taylor made a promise to her friend Peggy that she would help her raise awareness that colorectal cancer occurs in those under 50 years old. Peggy was diagnosed when she was 42 years old.  Peggy passed away at 45 years old only three weeks before the first race. 

Tragically, after 12 years of warning others about this cancer in the under-50 population, Carleen's 22-year-old son Connor was diagnosed in February 2016. He passed away at the age of 23 in September 2016. He was misdiagnosed for months due to his age. 

 This is a 5k run/walk and 1-mile walk.  There will be a short kids fun dash before the 5k begins.

How will you dress your derriere for the dash?

The mission is To Raise Awareness about colorectal cancer.
  • To educate on the signs and symptoms of this cancer, especially in the under-50 population
  • To remember lives lost to this cancer
  • To bring hope to those in treatment for this cancer
  • To take action against colorectal cancer

Join us as we take action against colorectal cancer, sign up today for the Race For Hope Derriere Dash

Please note: this race has been approved by the City of Upper Arlington to happen in person. 

Additional Event Information

T-Shirt Deadline

Please register by October 18 to guarantee your t-shirt size!

Early Packet Pickup

Save time in line on race day and take advantage of the early packet pickup event at Columbus Running Company's Dublin location (6465 Perimeter Dr 43016). Early packet pickup will be held on Friday, October 29 (10a-8p) and Saturday, October 30 (10a-4:30p). If you cannot attend the early packet pickup dates/times, you can pick up your gear at Barra Upper Arlington (3051 Northwest Blvd, Columbus, OH 43221) on event day starting at 9:30 AM.


There is ample parking just near the start/finish in the Kingsdale Shopping Center

Race Day Timeline

  • 9:30 AM - Race day registration and pickup begins at Barra
  • 10:40 AM - All will walk together as a group from Barra to the start line just across the street. The start/finish of the event are on Brandon Rd just south of Kirkley Rd
  • 10:50 AM - The Kids Fun Run is underway!
  • 11:00 AM - The Race For Hope Derriere Dash 5K and 1-Mile Walk starts!
  • 12:00 PM - Awards


Awards will be provided to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, and also to the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over. There will be special patches awarded to the top three 5K Ruck Run finishers.

Course Maps

5K Ruck Run

All participants in the 5K Ruck Run will be required to participate with a 35-lb pack on. Participants must supply their own pack and own weight. The top three finishers in the Ruck Run will receive a special patch.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Race For Hope Derriere Dash.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

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